Age Circa : Antique Native Navajo C. Country of Origin : United States-Navajo Nation.
Gram Weight : 5.2 Grams. Main Stone Measurements/Color : The stone measures approximately 0.75" in length by 0.65" in width, rich robin egg blue with a brown, orange, and beige marble-like matrix.
Stone Treatment : The stone appears to be untreated, but we are not certified Gemologists and cannot be sure. Item Measurements : The ring measures approximately 1.0" in length by approximately 0.75" in visible. When worn, and is approximately 0.2 thick. The band tapers from approximately 0.25" wide to 0.15".Sizable by your local jeweler : Yes. Notable Features : This beautiful sterling silver pawn Royston turquoise ring was handcrafted by a talented Navajo silversmith in the 1940s. It features a stunning hand-carved oval Royston turquoise stone with a gorgeous. Rich robin egg's blue hue and a. Brown, orange, and beige marble-like matrix. Set in a sawtooth bezel, the gorgeous stone is bordered with five large granulated beads-two at one end of the stone and three at the other. The sterling has a light patina from age, which we believe gives it an antique look. The underside of this ring has an old pawn shop price on it, which was generally written in black marker. You can learn more about pawn jewelry under the History section below. The band of this piece increases in thickness with a split rail near the top of the piece to decrease movement when worn. This stunning ring would make a wonderful gift for a loved one. Antique Native American jewelry is very rare to find. This is due to these pieces being made for reservation and personal use before the tourist trade became popular.
Very few pieces were made and even less survived to today. The concept of Pawn, Old Pawn, and Dead Pawn Native American Jewelry came to be in the 1800s. When a loan wasnt repaid, the item became known as either Old Pawn or Dead Pawn. Granulation is a method of metal surface decoration that consists of tiny metal beads which are applied in a pattern onto a base piece. This meticulous method of application can be done in three ways: hard soldering, fusing, and colloidal soldering.
Perfected in Sumer by the ancient Etruscan civilization who resided in present-day Italy, this technique dates back even further to the royal tombs of Ur in Mesopotamia. One way to think of this process is by likening it to a patchwork quilt, whereby every granule is cut from a larger main section of metal material. The beads are made separately by heating those pieces, and then added to the surface after. Granules incorporated in this technique generally work better the higher they are in gold and silver content. The wonderful mystery behind this technique of metal ornamentation resided with the Etruscans, who invented a kind of fine powder granulation that did not use solder.
Within the community of metalsmiths, granulation is considered one of the most difficult techniques to employ. Royston turquoise is a Nevada turquoise famous for being one of the few naturally green forms of turquoise in the world. It ranges in color from deep green to rich, light and aqua blues offset by a heavy brown matrix.PLEASE WAIT FOR AN UPDATED INVOICE BEFORE PAYING FOR YOUR ITEMS. Thank you for your cooperation. The item "Antique Vintage Native Navajo Pawn Sterling Silver Royston Turquoise Ring S 3.75" is in sale since Sunday, February 04, 2018.
This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Rings". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado.
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